How to Recover from a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 3

How to Recover from a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 3

Let's talk about what to expect post Cesarean Birth/ C-Section.  Today we are going to talk about what to expect once the baby is born, what to expect in the  recovery (PACU) room after the cesarean birth and what happens when you get in the postpartum room.  I will also provide tips on how to deal with the pain as well as how to help yourself.  And most importantly... how to help your baby build a healthy Microbiome.

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 2

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 2

Welcome back!  Last post on how to prepare for a cesarean birth we talked about what a cesarean birth is, what an elected c-section is, reasons for a cesarean birth and the risks to both mom and baby.  Now we are going to dive into the exactly how to prepare for one and what you might experience. 

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 1

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 1

Today I would love to share with you ways to prepare for a Cesarean Birth.  Sometimes they are planned and sometimes they’re not.  A cesarean is not something to be scared of but it is a procedure that you should be educated on no matter what because they do happen.  Knowledge is power.  And the more you understand… the better prepared you can be.  And the more you can participate, the better off you’ll feel.

13 of theBest TED Talks on Childbirth and Pregnancy

13 of theBest TED Talks on Childbirth and Pregnancy

Can I just say....I love TED Talks!  I wanted to share 13 of my favorite Ted Talks about childbirth and pregnancy.  I am a believer that information is power and Ted Talks allows you to learn from experts in the comfort of your home while in sweats. LOL.... I do not know if you are in sweats but I am as I write this blog post. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. 

Homemade Electrolyte Drink - "Labor aid"

Homemade Electrolyte Drink - "Labor aid"

I absolutely love making this delicious homemade electrolyte drink that I call "Labor Aid" for my clients when they go into labor. I find that not only does it truly help them get through the process but it actually tastes good as well.

Must Watch Video Of Newborn In Amniotic Sac and Its Importance

Must Watch Video Of Newborn In Amniotic Sac and Its Importance

Have you ever wondered what an amniotic sac looks like?  The first time I saw a baby being born,  I was 12 years old. I was my mom's doula before I even knew what that meant.  I remember being totally amazed by the whole process and the best part was that I was going to "catch" my baby sister.  Don't worry, a doctor was there facilitating everything.

Postpartum Recovery: Moms' Secrets To Making It Easier

Q & A time!  I’m 35 weeks pregnant and would like to know… What are the recovery must haves for a mom who just gave birth? Cesarean or a Vaginal birth. I wanna be prepared so I can make my postpartum recovery as easy as possible!  Great Question!  Because this is such an awesome question I decided to ask a bunch of experienced moms their must have list and here is what they had to say!  

How to Get Your Insurance Company to Pay For Your Doula

How to Get Your Insurance Company to Pay For Your Doula

One of the big questions I get asked  is... if I hire a doula, will my insurance company cover her fees?  And if so, how do I go about it?  This is a very good question because as we all know, having a baby is not cheap. Here is some good news. 

Ultimate Love Yourself Postpartum Wellness Kit

Ultimate Love Yourself Postpartum Wellness Kit

In honor of my client who just gave birth to a healthy baby boy, I dedicate this blog to her.  Aaaaaaand, I’m glad you're checking this out cause it’s so important.  So many expecting moms are crazy focused on getting ready for the baby, the birth and hospital visit etc., that they totally forget or aren’t aware that they’ll need a postpartum wellness kit for themselves.  Having your personal postpartum wellness kit ready after the birth is something you’ll be glad you have.

Expecting? Learn How to Reduce Your Fear of Childbirth

Expecting?  Learn How to Reduce Your Fear of Childbirth

Lots of expecting moms feel fearful, anxious and nervous about childbirth

There are many factors that can lead to these feelings.  But the 3 main ones are:

  • Not knowing what to expect during childbirth.  
  • Listening to bad - horrible labor stories.  
  • Watching movies and TV shows portraying childbirth.

Fear Busters....